Mother’s Day is just around the corner. If you haven’t started shopping or made brunch reservations yet, take a page out of the rich and famous for ideas to let Mom know how much you appreciate her.
- Pop star Rhianna in 2012 gave her mom a 5-bedroom house in Barbados.
- NFL quarterback Terry Bridges’ mom rolls in her pink Cadillac Escalade thanks to his 2014 Mother’s Day gift.
- Dwayne Wade gifted his preacher mother a church from which she could spread the good word.
- Leonardo DiCaprio planted a grove of trees in his mother’s honor in 2006. Well, I’m sure he had it done for him. I can’t see Leo out there with his 21-year-old supermodel of the week girlfriend actually digging holes for trees.
What can the rest of us do for Mom that’s creative and within a reasonable budget?
Bamboo Bath Caddy. Who wouldn’t want this? $40 at Papersource.com
Basket of pampering lotions and potions – be creative. Get her something she might not have tried like sheet masks, bath oil, or other newfangled beauty products.
Plan a picnic! So much more fun than sitting in a crowded restaurant.
Schedule a spa treatment. My mom and sister and I have had fun at the 5-Star Salt Caves in Denver. Mom and I did a 50-minute treatment in the Himalayan salt cave and felt like we’d been breathing sea air afterwards. We also did the ionic foot baths that pull impurities from your body out through the soles of your feet. It was truly bizarre and disturbing, but so much fun!
Visit a winery together. Just about every state has a wine industry these days. Whether the wine is delicious or you’re happy to use the spit bucket, the tour will be different and educational.